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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 4/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (5-9) at Seattle Mariners (7-4)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)

K Graveman (0-2) (9.45) vs. Marco Gonzales (1-1) (7.27)

The Line: Seattle Mariners -107 / Oakland Athletics -103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NSCA, RTNW

The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners meet Saturday in MLB action at Safeco Field.

The Oakland Athletics need a bounce back victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Athletics have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics are just 2-8 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Chapman leads the A’s with 19 hits and 12 RBI while Jed Lowrie and Marcus Semien have combined for 33 hits and 20 RBI. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Graveman is 1-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Mariners.

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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics - 4/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seattle Mariners look to keep their hot streak going after winning six of their last nine games. The Mariners have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Seattle Mariners have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Jean Segura leads the Mariners with 16 hits and four RBI while Dee Gordon and Robinson Cano have combined for 29 hits and seven RBI. Marco Gonzales gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.27 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzales’ second career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League West, 8-22 in Gravemans last 30 road starts and 1-4 in Gravemans last 5 Saturday starts. The Mariners are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League West. The Athletics are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Seattle, 1-8 in the last 9 meetings and 1-6 in Gravemans last 7 starts vs. Mariners.

The Oakland Athletics are getting beat up pitching wise, and Graveman has been no different, allowing 14 earned runs and 20 hits in 13.1 innings this season. Graveman has also given up five homers in those innings, and he's allowing a .362 batting average with 17 RBI in 94 at bats against current Mariners hitters. Gonzales hasn't exactly been great in his own right, but he is getting his fair share of grown balls and improved his strikeout total in his last start. Those are two signs things will turn around for the young pitcher at some point. Bottom line is the Mariners are playing good ball right now and Graveman is unbackable in his current form. Give me Seattle and the cheap price at home.

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